We hope we’ve got you ready to roll out your mat, lace your shoes or jump in a pool by now!
Speaking on lacing – your gym shoes should be supportive and comfortable and one thing to think about is can you slip them on easily or can you find a lace-less option? Once you get to the point that you can’t see your toes, tying your shoes becomes a bit difficult with out help.
Your workout clothing should also be breathable and not too tight, if you’re not too keen to make an investment into new workout clothes one of your husbands old t-shirts usually can do the trick with some comfy maternity leggings or old tracksuit pants. If you’re planning on spending we found some beautiful Mommy specific workout clothes and nursing sports bras over at https://mummactiv.com/
Other key points to remember when your starting or continuing your exercise journey.
- Drink lots of water to keep hydrated, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.
- Walk, swim, and bike at a low- to moderate-intensity level for 30-minute sessions.
- Don’t exercise more than three to five days a week. Your body needs rest, so be sure not to overdue it. And if you experience any of the following symptoms stop immediately: dizziness, faintness, headaches, shortness of breath, uterine contractions, vaginal bleeding or fluid leaking, heart palpitations and let your healthcare provider know a.s.a.p!
Another key benefit to exercise while pregnant is its great for your growing baby. According to celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels “Studies show that babies whose moms exercised during pregnancy may benefit from better stress tolerance and advanced neurobehavioral maturity. These children are leaner at five years of age and have better early neurodevelopment.”
You can safely work out through pregnancy to the end and be sure to give yourself one major high five for doing so – your not only benefiting you and your bubs, but your doing it with extra weight and changes. You’re amazing!! Mama, you’ve got this!